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  • OIL & ACRYLIC PAINTING

    The classes are taught by Ron Pettie, Master Artist and Art Coach. He encourages in bringing out the inner artist in all of us.

    Exploring the Beauty of the Arboretum
    Saturdays: 6 weeks September 9 – October 14
    10:00am-12:30pm / Ages 12 to adult
    Students can use the grid system of sketching or photo projection onto their 11×14 canvas to outline. Can include display of artwork in art gallery shows to gain gallery experience. Choose from art subjects including landscape, birds, trees, flowers, deserts, ocean life, or pet portraits! Includes snack break and an art seminar.
    An exciting journey into fine arts.
    $69 Arboretum members $79 non-members

    Celebration of National Parks
    Saturdays: 12 weeks September 9 – December 2 (will not meet on Nov. 11)
    12:30pm-3:00pm / Ages 17 to adult
    Professional grade oil paints & large canvases, ranging from frame to gallery wrap supports. Can include display of artwork in art gallery shows to gain gallery experience. Includes snack break and an art seminar. Must have some painting experience (oil, acrylic, watercolor or pastel) or have previously taken a class with Ron Pettie.
    A relaxing and fun experience.
    $188 Arboretum members/ $198 non-members. No class Nov. 11.
    (payment can be prorated until week 3 of the course)


    BOTANICAL ART & ILLUSTRATION 2017
    4 Tuesdays a month per session
    10am-2pm (includes lunch break) / Oak Room
    $275 Arboretum members/ $295 non-members (includes Arboretum admission) per session
    To Register please call the Education Department at 626.821.4623 or pay at the class
    Instructor, Cristina Baltayian

    August 1, 8, 15, 22
    October 3, 10, 17, 24
    November 7, 14, 21, 28
    December 5, 12, 19, 26

    These classes will be exploring color pencil, graphite, pen and ink, and watercolor on various papers, vellum and other surfaces. The emphasis will be on plant observation, drawing, composition, color theory and matching, and medium techniques. In conjunction with the Botanical Artists Guild of Southern California, students will be studying and portraying many of the Arboretum plant introductions from the last 50 years. The goal is to build a collection of paintings that will celebrate and document the invaluable contribution of the Los Angeles Arboretum to the state of California.


    FLORAL DESIGN: LUSH GARDEN-STYLE CENTERPIECE
    Saturday, September 9, 2017
    10:00am – 12:00pm / Education House
    Instructor: Stacey Yuccas
    $25 members / $35 non-members; plus $45 supply fee (fee include flowers and foliage, vessel, mechanics, design guide, and tools will be provided.)
    Pre-Registration Required: To Register please call the Education Department at 626.821.4623

    Love Flowers? Join us in creating a beautiful, garden-style centerpiece! Your centerpiece will be lush, flowing and textural. Learn long-lasting flower care, design techniques, explore fresh, seasonal blooms, and ignite your design voice! This class is hands-on, and suited for beginners and advanced flower-lovers alike. Discover inside tips and tricks to use in your future flower arrangements, and take your centerpiece home to enjoy!

    Stacey is a floral designer, an educator, and provides wellness-based therapeutic horticulture. She founded CREATE Floral Design, works with renown floral designers, and designs for premier Los Angeles floral companies. Bringing beauty, happiness, and wellness through flowers and nature is the driving force behind her craft and design classes. Each design class leaves participants feeling inspired, refreshed and full of knowledge.


    ART WORKSHOP 2017
    8 Mondays , 9:30-11:30am / Oak Room
    November 6 – January 1, 2018 (closed 12/25) (Nov 6, 13, 20, 27, Dec 4, 11, 18, Jan 1)

    $40 members / $50 non-members (includes Arboretum Admission)
    To Register please call the Education Department at 626.821.4623 or pay at the class

    This is a self-directed workshop (no official instructor) that provides a supportive, encouraging environment for those who wish to pursue their artistic endeavors in watercolor, graphite, pastels, etc. Both beginning and experienced artists are welcome. It is a wonderful opportunity to develop at your own speed in your own media while being in the company of those with shared interests.


    OLD FASHIONED WREATH WORKSHOP
    Tuesday, December 12, 2017
    10:00am – 12:00pm / Ayres Hall
    Instructor: Marla Carter & Mary Hampton

    $35 Members; $45 non-members (all materials included) and includes Arboretum Admission.
    Preregistration required: please call 626.821.4623 to register.

    Using fresh greens (both the traditional and the unusual) from the Arboretum grounds, PLUS an incredible variety of greens from the LA Flower Mart, make a wreath to welcome in the holidays. All wreath materials, frame and wire will be provided.


    GARDEN NIGHT PHOTOGRAPHY 2017
    Saturdays, October 21st & December 16th
    7:00pm – 9:30pm / Rotunda/on Grounds
    Instructor: Frank McDonough

    $30 members / $40 non-members
    To Register please call the Education Department at 626.821.4623 or pay at the class

    Night offers unique photographic opportunities in the garden so come join us for this special session. Share your night photography techniques with other photographers. Special emphasis will be placed on the ‘Painting with Light’ technique, so bring your ‘big gun’ flashlights.

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